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Join Me for the Clutter-Busting Challenge in May!

Clutter-Busting Challenge: Get Rid of 7 Things Every Single Day in May

Beginning May 1, 2013, I’ll be hosting a Clutter-Busting Challenge right here on MoneySavingMom.com.

I’ll be going through my house from top to bottom during the month of May. And to keep me motivated and accountable, every week day at 2 p.m., I’ll be posting a picture of 7 things I got rid of that day.

I’ll invite you to join me in this project, by challenging yourself to find 7 things to get rid of every day, too. I’ll have a link-up on the daily post where you can share a picture of the 7 things you got rid of that day, too.

Who’s with me in this clutter-busting challenge? Leave a comment to let us know you’re in.

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434 Comments

  • Slides 'n Sandboxes says:

    That’s more of a challenge, so I’m in :). Housecleaning challenge has been fun to follow but it’s mostly routine cleaning, so it wasn’t challenging (for me).

    Now… purposefully getting rid of 217 things by May 31st (not counting broken toys etc.), that is going to be a ton of fun :). I started major decluttering in April as well, so I’ve already gotten rid of many things but I feel that the things multiply the moment I close the door… 🙂

  • Amanda says:

    I’m in!! Very motivating , I am really excited!! I’m going to try to get my husband and kids to join me! We have lots of useless junk!

  • Janine Solley says:

    I am in…!! I’m hoping to get some friends involved so I hared it on my FB page…!!!

  • Laura Simmons says:

    I am SO excited about this challenge! Count me in!!

  • Melodee Brymer says:

    Count me in! My house is so cluttered I could stand to get rid of more than 7 things a day. Look forward to the challenge.

  • Brandie says:

    Great idea I am totally on board for decluttering!

  • Nicole says:

    Totally in!! Cant wait 🙂

  • Dana says:

    I really need to do this. I don’t think I’ll be able to post pictures everyday.

  • Laurel says:

    I’m in! 😀 I think I can find 7 things a day I can part with. 🙂

  • Tami says:

    This is so perfect! My daughter just had her birthday party so we need to get rid of some of her old toys. Plus I am planning a garage sale for mid May so this will be perfect to get rid of everything 🙂

  • Vicki Harris says:

    I’m in, don’t know if I can manage the 7 a day…but surely I can hit it a good bit of the time………I’ll be doing mine weekly though……since I have time on the weekends….thanks for hosting the challenge

  • Andrea says:

    I blogged about this a few months ago but with 20 items a day. We were in need of some serious decluttering. Initially when I saw this post I scoffed and said there is no way I could get rid of 7 things a day after getting rid of so much in February, then I decided what the hay, I am up for a challenge. Lets do this!

  • Hallie O. says:

    I can’t wait!

  • Katie says:

    I am in. I just put some clothing and shoes up on a yard sale page on Facebook for my local area. If I don’t sell them, I will be donating them. I will try to work on my closet first and get rid of the stuff I have not worn in the past 6 months.

  • Amy says:

    I’m in!!

    • Laura says:

      A lot of my clutter is paperwork that needs attention. I’m going to vary taking care of paperwork with moving physical things out of the house.

      I will be collecting things for Goodwill in the “trunk” space of my van. Moving it out there and out of the house will be a commitment to getting rid of it.

  • SharingMom says:

    Here is a money saving tip for your challenge: Each day, put your 7 items into a box. At the end of the month, donate that box to a charity that can provide you a tax receipt for donation (ie. goodwill, salvation army, etc).

    Then hold onto that receipt because you can use that tax receipt to help you save money on your 2013 taxes! (ask your accountant for details)

  • SheriQ says:

    Count our family in~

  • Jordan says:

    I am in!!!

  • Sara says:

    All in!!!

  • Brittan says:

    I’m in!!!!

  • Lisa says:

    I’m in! Really, really need some help with this.

  • Elizabeth Villafane says:

    I’m in!

  • Peg says:

    Saw this site posted on Freecycle.
    Count me in too! Sounds like a fun way to clear the clutter.

  • Andre says:

    You can count me in!

  • Lisa says:

    I’m in!!!

  • Kim smith says:

    Count me in 😉

  • Sherry says:

    We are moving in July so this is PERFECT TIMING! I am in!

  • Nancy Bondhus says:

    Count me in on your Clutter Busting Challenge! (Though I have to confess I started today! Maybe this can count as practice!)

  • Perfect timing! We are moving at the end of June/beginning of June and I really need to pare down some junk to make the moving a little easier. I may not blog about it, but I am in!

  • Amy says:

    I’m in!!! I really need this right now:)

  • Rebecca says:

    I told my husband about this and he said…she really wants to get rid of 210 things!! You can tell who the pack rat in my family is. 🙂 I’ve had on my “to do” list to go through our bedroom closet…this will be the motivation I need to get it done. I got a jump start today by cleaning out my pantry. I was looking for some ingredients to make a casserole for dinner and found a few things that had gotten pushed to the back and expired. 🙁 I figured I should just go ahead and do the whole pantry. I found a can of cream of broccoli soup that was going to expire next week that I used in my casserole; I usually use broccoli cheese in this particular casserole, but was happy to use up the other before it expired. I threw in a handful of shredded cheese and we probably won’t be able to tell a difference.

    Thanks for your encouraging posts.

  • Kathy says:

    Wow! I’m in…but seven items a day! Wow! A little scary for a “collector!” You DID call it a challenge…and for me, it will be! Thanks for the motivation.

  • Sheila Modine says:

    We moved last August 3.5 hours from our old place. We ended up packing and moving a lot of things we didn’t need. Now our landlord is selling the place we’re renting so we’re going to need to move in the next couple of months. This will be a great help for our future move if I don’t have to pack as much. 🙂

  • Kim in Cali says:

    count me in Crystal! 🙂 It’ll be fun!

  • Erin says:

    I am all about cleaning out the clutter! I will try and make sure that the Good Will Pile I already have in my bedroom doesn’t count in the 7 items I find…

  • Melissa says:

    Yay! I’m in. My husband and I have been pretty diligent in getting rid of stuff but there’s always one more thing…maybe even seven! 🙂 I’m terrible about taking pictures, but I’d be happy to post a list in the comments section instead.

  • I’m with you! We’re actually planning on moving soon, so this motivation will get me in gear!!!

  • erin says:

    Yes! I’m all in! I’m excited to see this challenge because I have made tremendous progress on my house during the 30 day house cleaning challenge and didn’t want to stop. Now I can keep organizing, with a different twist.
    Have you read the book 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess by Jen Hatmaker? The title of the challenge reminded me of the book, and the book is fitting to the challenge!

  • I am so in… our office is a disaster!

  • Claudine says:

    I am in! Thank you for leading the charge! : )

  • Rachael M says:

    I’m in! I so need to do this right now.

  • Nancy says:

    Great idea! I’m going to give it a try!

  • cheranne johnson says:

    I am very excited to do this challenge again! I participated last year and it was great! (Was it a whole month or just a week?) Anyway I highly recommend it fir anyone that has not tried it yet.

  • Abigail Warden says:

    I’m sooo in. Does clothes count? We seem to accumulate the most cloves between the 5 of us! Less laundry would be great!

  • Mimi says:

    I’m in! Was planning to de-clutter in May so hopefully this will provide extra motivation.

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